False Claims Act Risk in International Trade: Recent FCA Developments, Increased Trade Exposure, Mitigating Risk

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, August 6, 2021

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will guide international trade counsel on the increasing False Claims Act (FCA) risk in the international trade context. The panel will examine recent FCA developments and the increased exposure. The panel will offer best practices and discuss what actions companies can take to mitigate these risks.

Description

Amendments to the FCA and more incentive for whistleblowers and expanded enforcement point to an increase in trade related FCA claims. The uptick relates to anti-dumping/countervailing duties and misclassification, but importers should also be prepared for increased FCA risk related to the Sections 232 and 301 tariffs. The additional tariffs present a heightened FCA risk where there can be significant consequences.

Determining the country of origin for imported goods is a complex process. Importers would be wise to carefully and correctly identify and declare the country of origin and product classification. An importer cannot rely only on its vendor for country of origin determinations but must understand the manufacturing process and work with the vendor to make the appropriate country of origin determination.

Listen as our authoritative panel of international trade attorneys examines recent developments with the FCA that impact international trade. The panel will discuss the increased exposure and what actions companies can take to mitigate these risks.

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Outline

  1. FCA recent developments and implications for international trade
  2. Increased exposure risk
  3. Mitigating FCA risks

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What actions by importers can trigger liability under the FCA?
  • What are the current enforcement trends under the Biden administration?
  • What steps can companies take to mitigate their FCA risks?

Faculty

Sitarchuk, Eric
Eric W. Sitarchuk

Partner; Chair White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Mr. Sitarchuk represents clients in government investigations and white collar litigation. A veteran litigator and...  |  Read More

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